La "Pinta" was a caravel-type vessel and the fastest of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first transatlantic voyage in 1492.
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|By Timeframe||From pioneers to 1915|
|By Operator||SPANISH NAVY|
|By Model||Nina, Pinta y Santa Maria|
|By Illustrator||Mike FULLER|
The New World was first sighted by Rodrigo de Triana on the Pinta on October 12, 1492. The owner of the Pinta was Cristobal Quintero. The Quintero brothers were ship owners from Palos. The origin of the ship is disputed but is believed to have been built in Spain in the year 1441. The Pinta was square rigged and smaller than the Santa María. The ship weighed approximately 60 tons with an estimated deck length of 17 meters (56 ft) and a width of 5.36 meters (17.6 ft). The crew size was 26 men under Captain Martín Alonso Pinzón.